Transparency Vanuatu CEO, Dr Willie Tokon, says that TIV Community Awareness in the Country includes talks on Corruption & Bribery, Rights and Duties, Importance of Voting and voting for the right person, Right To Information and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

“In light of the recent much publicized incident of sexual harassment at work, TIV is asking all women, girls and persons living with disability to talk against and report any and all forms of sexual harassment at work or anywhere. The International Human Rights Convention, to which Vanuatu is a signatory and the Vanuatu National Constitution gives all Vanuatu citizens equal rights to freedom of speech and expression, freedom of movement and the rights to security.

Dr. Tokon is appealing to all associations affiliated to VANGO to continue to educate our communities on the Rights of everyone. There is a lot of work to be done. You only have to look at the Friday Daily Post Edition under the title “Court Briefs”. 99% of the cases at Domestic Violence and Sexual violence.

TIV CEO Dr. Willie Tokon

Transparency Vanuatu Providing Awareness to Youths in Port-Vila:

57 soccer teams benefit from TIV message about respect.

The Chief Executive Officer of Vanuatu Indigenous Roots Cleanup Association, Mr. Sam Kwelo, has thanked Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) Community Advocate, Douglas Tamara, for addressing his soccer players in double Soccer and Volleyball Knock-Out Tournament at Seaside Millennium Park Sports Field on Wednesday this week.

About 1,000 players and spectators from all over Vila came together for this sports event and had the chance to listen as Transparency Vanuatu Community Advocate spoke. Both, young men and young women who took part in the games were present during the speech.

In addition to RESPECT, Mr. Tamara also spoke on the topics of Rights and Duties of the citizens of Vanuatu as enshrined in the National Constitution.

While the long-time Community Advocate has raised many issues at tournaments, the CEO told his players, “Please, no abusive language on the field from any player as you risk your own image and your team being disqualified from this tournament”.

“We have all just heard an important message concerning respect from TIV (Advocate Douglas Tamara). We have heard how our human rights as written in our National Constitution is limited by our duties and responsibilities to our societies.

Respect must remain paramount during our games now and all games in the future”.

TIV Chief Executive Officer Dr. Willie Tokon has also welcomed the growing awareness programmes concerning the importance of respect, rights and duties. The importance of recognizing what corruption and bribery are; and what they mean for all ordinary people. The importance of recognizing and avoidance of such criminal activities and electing the right political candidates at all political elections.

He says Transparency Vanuatu has already completed TIV’s work plan for 2022. Community Awareness and meetings with communities throughout the whole country will be complete by the end of this year.

In addition, later on, he is confident of presenting election statistics to help voters to recognize where their votes matter most, to help them make the right decisions.

A smiling Tournament CEO Kwelo (left) awaits his interview while Secretary is interviewed
Players and spectators at Paama Seaside